What We Do
KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.
Our membership totals over 325,000 active, inactive and retired members. We also manage approximately $26 billion in assets for our members' benefits. The System also oversees KPERS 457, a voluntary deferred compensation plan for state employees and many local employees.